21 phrases you've been saying wrong your entire life

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When You Realize You've Been Saying A Phrase Wrong

You can never be too careful when it comes to how you're perceived in the workplace. And unfortunately, you may not be coming off as professional as you'd like.

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We've listed the most commonly mispronounced words and sayings in the English language. While you may think you're a syntax expert, you'd be surprised how many of these you've actually been saying completely wrong your entire life.

Click through for the 21 most frequent mistakes:

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You may be adding these common expressions into your emails or everyday conversation to appear smarter to your coworkers, but you risk seeming unprofessional or unintelligent if you butcher the pronunciation or spelling.

Have you ever written "peak your interest" instead of the correct "pique your interest" in an email to your boss? Are you guilty of saying "I could care less" instead of the correct "I couldn't care less"? Have you ever IMed a coworker "that doesn't phase me" instead of the correct "that doesn't faze me"?

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These frequently slandered words and expressions can chip away at your professional image in the workplace, so it's important you learn the right version ASAP.

Check out the slideshow above for a full list of eye-opening corrections, and be prepared to have your mind blown.

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